Fanfare for Paul - Austin Brake
For Trombone & Percussion 6 tenor & 2 bass trombones Score...
FANFARE FOR PAUL! FOR TROMBONE CHOIR AND PERCUSSION
FANFARE FOR PAUL FOR TROMBONE CHOIR AND PERCUSSION
INSTRUMENTATION 1st Trombone 2nd Trombone 3rd Trombone 4th Trombone 5th Trombone 6th Trombone 1st Bass Trombone 2nd Bass Trombone *1st Timpani (29” and 23”) Tambourine
*2nd Timpani (32” and 26”) Tam-tam *playable with one set of timpani
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Program Notes ! Fanfare for Paul was commissioned by Rai Morales for the West Texas A&M University Trombone Choir. Rai first approached me about writing a piece for the ensemble after the premiere of my brass choir piece, Invisible. He was greatly intrigued by “[my] chord progressions” and wanted a concert-opener with a similar sound. ! Invisible was my first large-scale attempt to employ the theoretical system of Paul Hindemith, a composer who never ceases to amaze me with his craft and inventiveness. My comprehension of his process increases with each reading of his book, The Craft of Musical Composition. This fanfare is a personal homage to Hindemith for his influence on my growth as a composer. It is my hope that someday I will able to blend his innovative concepts of tonality with my own personal voice. ! Fanfare for Paul was premiered on November 6th, 2012. AUSTIN BRAKE December 2012 Canyon, TX
About the Composer AUSTIN BRAKE (b. 1991) is a passionate composer and educator who fiercely believes in the power of music and human connection. He feels that his calling is to write music that is rewarding not only to himself but also to its performers and its audience. In 2013, Austin graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Education and Composition from West Texas A&M University. He studied composition with Dr. BJ Brooks and conducting with Dr. Mark Bartley. Austin’s compositions have enjoyed several performances at the WTAMU campus and he has been commissioned to write works for chamber ensembles of the WTAMU School of Music including the WTAMU Horn Choir, Brass Choir, Trombone Choir, and Trumpet Ensemble. Austin is a member of ASCAP and enjoys listening to new music and learning new languages when he's not composing. For more information about Austin and his music, please visit novatonalis.com.
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AUSTIN BRAKE CHAMBER WORKS Overture to the Bartered Bride, arr. for trumpet ensemble (2013) The Eightfold Path, bassoon octet (2013) Prelude to a Winter Sojourn, for flute and piano (2013) Nocturne, for oboe and piano (2013) Diabolus in musica, for woodwind choir (2012) La fille aux cheveaux de lin, arr. for brass quintet (2012) Fanfare for Paul, for trombone choir and percussion (2012) Invisible, for brass choir (2011) Fantasy on the Eve of a Summer Solstice, for mezzo-soprano and percussion (2011) Hexatonic Experiments, for brass quintet (2011) Fantasy on the Eve of a Winter Solstice, for violin and piano (2011) Quartet No. 1, for saxophones (2010) Beyond the Event Horizon, for horn choir (2010) Katharsis, for alto saxophone (2010) “That Which We Call a Rose”, for brass quintet (2010) Setting for Sonnet 75, for tenor and piano (2009) Fantasy on the Eve of an Autumn Equinox, for piano (2009)